India is known around the world as the sacred land. We have many diverse religions that are practised and many that were founded in our country.
In India practically everything is worshipped, from the sun, the sky, the land, plants, animals, trees, but a new video shows a surprising entry into this list: a dustbin!
A shocking video of a bunch of women worshipping a dustbin allegedly outside a temple in Bihar is making rounds on social media, the bizarre video shows women putting tilak on the bin, pouring water and flowers over it and then praying to it.
The video reveals the extreme level of ignorance that continues to prevail in our apparently 'developing' country.
Twitterati had quite a few polarised opinions on the happenings in the video, while some criticised the ignorance of the people, some marvelled at how people continue to be so 'innocent'.
Sad to see lack of awareness to this extent.— Priya (@priyathomas) October 28, 2017
Poor, uneducated & innocent ppl not aware of dustbins in fancy shapes. Being in front of temple thought it to be devotional. Don't laugh at.— Casual (@mehulvm) October 29, 2017
I'm tempted to laugh, but something about that utter lack of exposure - call it simplicity is touching.— geeta (@GeetaYahoo) October 28, 2017
Wtf 😂😂😂😂 Jab tak is desh me log school se jyada mandiro me jayenge tab tak yahi haal rhega.— मैच का मुजरिम (@neeraj91mathur) October 29, 2017
Swachch Bharat Abhiyan with religious feel— Deputy (@JhoothaChal) October 28, 2017
However the criticism aimed at the government was there in almost every response:
And we are expecting these innocent people to understand demon, GST and Bank recapitalization.. 😕 Quite a challenge, really @fromkodur— Hermit (@samanarayan) October 29, 2017
Cant blame the people who are brought up in a culture where superstition prevails. A normal dustbin with proper instructions was needed.— Arijeet Palit (@palit_arijeet) October 29, 2017
Its sad...after 70 yrs..education n economic independence the key...n we r far far away— with a tail (@s_u_b_b_s) October 29, 2017
That is beauty of Bharatiye culture to find good & god in everything. I salute you also as a Goddess although in reality you be a dustbin— Auditor Dinesh (@dkgdelhi) October 29, 2017
The video first made it to the internet on October 28 and has been widely circulated on social media, with over 1.7 thousand retweets. However, the details of the incident featured are not available....